The Northern Pacific Railroad townsite was platted in 1910. During a meeting of residents to decide upon a name, Isadore Gintzler supposedly glanced at his Elgin pocketwatch, which inspired him to recommend that name for the community.
Elgin is located in Grant County, North Dakota, where farming and ranching are the backbone of the area.
Elgin Lions Club
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Opened in 1977, Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center (JMHCC) is a 30-bed critical access hospital, expanding from 25 beds as of Aug. 1, 2016, through a Frontier Community Health Integration Project, which is a three-year national pilot project overseen by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Located in Elgin, JMHCC includes a 24/7 emergency room and two affiliated clinics: the Elgin Community Clinic and the Glen Ullin Family Medical Clinic.
With 80 employees, JMHCC is the largest employer in Grant County, and is one of the most important assets in the county. As a hospital and designated level V trauma center, the hospital provides comprehensive care for a wide range of medical and emergency situations. JMHCC provides comprehensive medical care with physician and mid-level medical providers and consulting/visiting medical providers.
To learn more, visit www.jacobsonhospital.org or the hospital's Facebook page.
The Elgin Public Libary, located at 121 N. Main St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. It includes a wide selection of books, along with free public computer access. The library has a comfortable seating area and a children's section of books, along with an area for the kids to read. Learn more at www.elginndlibrary.com or call 584-2181.
The city of Elgin staffs its auditor's office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The office is closed on Fridays. The auditor may be contacted at 701-584-3001 or P.O. Box 426, Elgin, ND 58533.
The city council meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the council room located in the Elgin Community Center.
The Elgin Community Center is available for rental for public or private gatherings. Contact the city auditor for details.
The Elgin-New Leipzig School District has about 180 students in K-12 grades, which means every student is equally important to our dedicated teaching staff. With a full curriculum ranging from foreign languages to vocational agriculture classes, the high school also has a strong distance learning program offering specialized electives.
Grant County High School competes as the Coyotes in extracurricular activities. Students have opportunities in sports, National Honor Society, speech, drama, FFA and Future Business Leaders of America, among other activities.
Our students regularly qualify to compete on the state and national level and we are proud of our exceptional administration, teachers and staff.
To learn more, visit www.gcs.k12.nd.us.